species: Goniobranchus albopunctatus in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Goniobranchus albopunctatus

©Barbara Banks: Goniobranchus albopunctatus size approx 80mm

©Barbara Banks

©Les Brierley: Goniobranchus albopunctatus¬†at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Nudibranchia
Family Chromodorididae
Genus Goniobranchus
Species Goniobranchus albopunctatus



Distinguishing features

Bill Rudman in Sea Slug Forum notes: "Considerable variation in mantle colour from red to yellow, but in all cases there is a pattern of white spots and and rings and a pale blue border. In all specimens the underside of the mantle and all the body and foot are bright yellow. Grows to 3cm or more."


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Humann, P. and N. Deloach (2010). Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, USA.